How We Use Your Data

Data Protection Regulations:

 

The Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25 May 2018, updates the previous Data Protection legislation for the modern digital age. GDPR is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect EU citizens’ data privacy.

 

GDPR affects the practice because we collect personal data about our patients.  However, data protection is not new to us, as we have for some years had Information Governance systems and processes in place to protect patient’s personal information. 

 

Confidentiality of your personal data is something that has always been important to us however, GPDR now requires us to inform patients about:

 

  • what data we collect about you
  • Why we collect the data
  • how we will use the data
  • who we share the data with
  • your rights to access and control your data.

In order to do this we have prepared a Privacy Information Leaflet and Privacy Notices, which can be found below.

We will update our Patient Information Leaflet and Privacy Notices as things develop or change and these can be viewed on our website.

How we use your information (Feb-19)

Type 1 Opt-Out Preference Proforma:

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.


If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.


Type 1 Opt-outs may be discontinued in the future. If this happens then they may be turned into a National Data Opt-out. Your GP practice will tell you if this is going to happen and if you need to do anything. More information about the National Data Opt-out is here: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
You can use this form to:

  • register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-out)
  • withdraw an existing Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) if you have changed your preference (Opt-in)

This decision will not affect individual care and you can change your choice at any time, using this form. This form, once completed, should be sent to your GP practice by email or post.

Type 1 Opt-out form

Privacy Notices:

Privacy Notice (June 2021)

COVID Privacy Notice (April 2020)

AliveCor Kardia (AF monitoring) 

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

“This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see:  

https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/gpes-data-for-pandemic-planning-and-research/general-practice-transparency-notice 



 
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